I love summer road trips. And this is one of North America’s best—San Francisco to L.A. via California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway.
In This California Photo Essay You Will Discover:
A full tank of gas and open road ahead. Goosebumps. It’s summer, and it’s time to hit the road. Welcome to a tour down one of my all-time favourite road trips: California’s Pacific Coast Highway, from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Quick advice? Spend a few days in both Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pismo Beach. Schedule twice as much time for San Francisco as L.A. Rent a car from an agency that doesn’t charge one-way drop fees (I used Alamo). Book hotel rooms with kitchenettes—fresh produce is plentiful throughout. Turn off your phone. Be flexible. Drink wine. Drive safe.
Let your mind wander and follow California’s stunning Highway 1 in photos. Starting in San Francisco, here is a week well spent in the Golden State: